Bourne in the USA has made an impact

Eddy Pettybourne
Eddy Pettybourne

SHAUN Wane has seen enough of Eddy Pettybourne during their training camp in America to convince him he will take the Super League by storm.

The Warriors have passed the midway point of their training camp in Florida.

And new recruit Pettybourne (below) – a prop brought in from NRL outfit Wests Tigers – has certainly made a big impression on his coach.

Wane said last night: “All the new lads have fitted in well, especially Eddy. He looks like he’s been here all his career.

“I did my homework on him and I knew what we were getting, so I wasn’t surprised at his quality.

“But when you get them into your system you get a better idea of what they’re about, and he’s done really well.”

Wane hinted that the 25-year-old ex-Souths forward – who represented USA during the World Cup – will be used off the bench.

He said: “Eddy is powerful – he’ll not play a massive amount of minutes because I want him coming on and making an impact.

Meanwhile, Wane expects Josh Charnley to be fit for the start of Super League after missing the USA trip with an abdominal strain.

“It’s nothing serious, it was a late decision for him to stay behind. But he couldn’t train so it made more sense to bring out someone else and Joe Burgess has done well,” added Wane.